Webb's 'trick' is the word used to prepare his daughters for the 'gender conditioning' they will face at school and in the future.
'The trick' is the family code word for the oncoming tide of gender nonsense that my daughters and their male friends at primary school are going to have to spend their lives wading through. You know gender conditioning, essentially.
The way boys and girls are told they have to behave in different ways and that they have different roles to play in life depending on the contents of the front of their pants rather than the content of their character.
Calling it 'the trick' came out of Webb's daughter Esme, aged six, talking about the patriarchy (impressive) but calling it:
He then recounted a time when Esme had asked if she went go to a non-uniform day at school as Spiderman, and not as a princess, would she be laughed at?
When told she might be laughed at, and asked what she would say in response, Esme replied:
Shall I tell them they're laughing because of 'the trick' that makes men sad and women get rubbish jobs?